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My Turn: Trustees' proposal to protect permanent fund deserves a vote

The Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees is urging the Legislature to propose to Alaska voters an amendment to Alaska's constitution that will pr
Juneau federal employees to be honored

Five Juneau Federal employees will be honored at the 29th annual Juneau Federal Employee of the Year luncheon on Wednesday, March 6 in the Treadwell Room at the Westmark Baranof Hotel. Each year the Juneau Federal Executive Association sponsors a luncheon to honor the Juneau Federal Employee of the year. Employees are nominated by their supervisor which is then forwarded to a citizen selection committee.
Sitka Community Hospital welcomes new surgeon

SITKA - Sitka Community Hospital would like to welcome the newest addition to our medical staff, general surgeon Dr. Richard Wein. For more than nine years, Wein has served the surgical needs of patients in both Sitka and other communities throughout Southeast Alaska.
Regional News
Thorward joins SEARHC staff in Sitka

SITKA - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is pleased to announce that psychiatrist Dr. Sul Ross O. "SR" Thorward has joined the behavioral health provider staff at the Haa Toowóo Náakw Hít outpatient behavioral health clinic in Sitka.
Willie Hensley to speak Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House

Inupiaq elder and activist Willie Iggiagruk Hensley will give a presentation on his book, "Fifty Miles From Tomorrow: A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People," at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11 at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House in Sitka. This free event is sponsored by members of the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum.
State Briefs

Judge hears arguments in legislative move case; Knowles appoints UA regents; Diomede faces whale fine; Testimony conflicts in cities' case against Exxon;
It's past time for city performing arts center is overdue

These days there are many discussions about building new things in Juneau. Some of these (the road to Skagway) are really excellent ideas, while others (the possible new capitol on Telephone Hill) are not in the community's best interest.
My Turn: POMV approach is a worthwhile resolution

The New Year has arrived and with it come resolutions! Many of us will be pledging to reduce holiday weight or debt, or both. But there is another resolution worthy of our consideration: Senate Joint Resolution 18.
Legislative roundup

A summary of the week's events at the Capitol.
Beatrice Mullen Fox

Born in San Francisco October 30, 1918, she died peacefully on March 15, 2011. Missy, as she was known to family and friends, spent her early years in Juneau, Alaska where her father, John F. Mullen, ran the B.M. Behrends Bank, established by her


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